McAndrews, Held & Malloy Attorney Sandra A. Frantzen to Speak at Knowledge Group Webcast on Changes to AIA Post-Grant Proceedings


McAndrews, Held & Malloy Shareholder Sandra A. Frantzen will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast, “The Best Is Yet To Come: Significant Changes to the AIA Post-Grant Proceedings,” on January 27, 2016, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT. The webcast will explore the latest trends and updates with respect to potential upcoming changes to AIA post-grant proceedings.

As one of the event speakers, Frantzen will share her experience-based insights on post-grant proceedings and how patent owners, challengers and lawyers can meet the requirements imposed by changes at the USPTO.  At McAndrews, Frantzen is well-versed in handling proceedings with the Patent Office, and is currently lead counsel for several inter partes review proceedings.

During the two-hour webcast, speakers will discuss:

  • AIA Post-Grant Proceedings – An Overview
  • Recent Requirements for Amending Claims on AIA Proceedings
  • Recent Federal Circuit Decisions
    • In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies
    • Microsoft v. Proxyconn Inc.
  • The Second Round of AIA Rule Changes
  • Recent Legislative Changes Affecting AIA Proceedings
  • Strategic Measures for Petitioners and Patentees

With one of the most active dockets of AIA trial proceedings, combined with its more than three decades of representing clients in patent interferences, inter partes reexaminations, and ex parte reexaminations, McAndrews’ post-grant practice stands above most firms in the nation.

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, is an association dedicated to providing balanced and objective educational webinars that explore industry trends and regulatory changes on a wide variety of topics. Its goal is to deliver unique, multilevel analysis of important issues affecting businesses.

For more information on this event, or to register, click here.

Sandra A. Frantzen, Esq., is a trial attorney and litigator who practices a broad range of intellectual property law focusing on patent, trademark and copyright litigation, and client counseling in various industries, with a particular focus in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Her work includes formulating litigation and dispute resolution strategy, appearing and arguing in court as lead trial counsel, participating in and preparing for jury trials and arbitration proceedings, and working with witnesses and experts. Frantzen also regularly advises clients on strategic IP development, acquisition, protection and enforcement with a focus on value. In 2014, she was featured as one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch.”

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